Ben Browder

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Ben Browder
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Ben Browder at Dragoncon 2010
Born Robert Benedict Browder
(1962-12-11) December 11, 1962 (age 51)
Memphis, Tennessee, US
Spouse(s) Francesca Buller (1989 – present)

Robert Benedict "Ben" Browder (born December 11, 1962) is an American actor and writer, known for his roles as John Crichton in Farscape and Cameron Mitchell in Stargate SG-1.

Early life[edit]

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Browder grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. His parents were race car owners and operators.[1] He attended Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina and graduated with a degree in psychology. He was a star player on the Furman football team. Browder met his wife, actress Francesca Buller, while studying at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.


Browder appeared as a recurring guest on the U.S. television show Party of Five as Sam Brody in its 3rd season in 1997. Browder and Buller moved with their two children to Australia during the production of Farscape (1999–2003), on which Browder starred as American astronaut John Crichton. Buller played several guest roles on the show. The two returned to the United States in 2003 following the cancellation of Farscape. He has received two Saturn Awards for Best Actor in a Television Role for his acting in Farscape. He appeared in the 2004 movie A Killer Within, co-starring C. Thomas Howell and Sean Young. Also in 2004, he portrayed fellow actor Lee Majors in the made-for-TV film Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Charlie's Angels.

He returned to play John Crichton in the 2004 SciFi Channel mini-series Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars. The mini-series wrapped up the remaining plotlines of Farscape, while leaving open the possibility of future adventures.

October 2003 marked the audiobook release of Interlopers, a novel written by Alan Dean Foster and narrated by Browder.

In January 2005, Browder voiced the character Bartholomew Aloysius "Bat" Lash in an episode of the animated series Justice League Unlimited entitled "The Once and Future Thing, Part 1: Weird Western Tales".

Browder returned to the SciFi Channel as he joined the cast of Stargate SG-1 for its ninth season in 2005. He played the character of Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell, the new commanding officer of SG-1. Browder's former Farscape co-star Claudia Black appeared on SG-1 in the eighth season episode entitled "Prometheus Unbound" and again during the first episodes of the ninth season before becoming a regular cast member on the series at the beginning of its tenth season in 2006. Several episodes of Stargate SG-1, most notably "200", comically alluded to Farscape during Browder and Black's time on the series.

In 2012 Browder was cast in series 7 of Doctor Who, "A Town Called Mercy". It was filmed in Almeria, Spain in March 2012.[2]

Browder plays the role of Max, the Janitor, in the live action feature film "Bad Kids Go to Hell" (2012), based on the best selling graphic novel of the same name.


Starring roles[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
1978 Duncan's World Gates
1990 Memphis Belle Rookie Captain
1991 Daughters of Privilege Randy TV
A Kiss Before Dying Tommy Roussell
1992 The Boys of Twilight Tyler Clare TV Series
Secrets William 'Bill' Warwick TV
1995 Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story Al Winters TV
1996 Innocent Victims Gary Eastburn TV
1997 Nevada Shelby
Steel Chariots D.J. Tucker TV
Bad to the Bone Brent TV
1998 The Sky's on Fire Racer TV
Boogie Boy Freddie
1999 Farscape (1999–2003) John Crichton TV Series
2002 Farscape: The Game John Crichton (voice) Video Game
2004 Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Charlie's Angels' Lee Majors TV
A Killer Within Sam Moss DVD Movie
Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars John Crichton TV
2005 Stargate SG-1 (2005–2007) Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell TV Series
2008 Stargate: The Ark of Truth Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell DVD Movie
Stargate: Continuum Colonel Cameron Mitchell DVD Movie
2010 Naught for Hire Nick Naught Series (pre-production)
2012 Bad Kids Go to Hell Max Movie
2014 The Adventures of RoboRex Robert Miller Movie
2014 Dead Still Brandon Davis Movie

Guest-starring roles[edit]

Year Title Role Episode
1993 Grace Under Fire Eric 1.3 "Grace Undergraduate"
1994 Melrose Place Adam 2.25 "The Two Mrs. Mancinis"
Thunder Alley Marcus 1.4 "Girls' Night Out"
Murder, She Wrote Ollie Rudman 11.9 "Murder By Twos"
1996 Strangers Eric 1.3 "My Ward, My Keeper"
Party of Five Sam Brody 3.9 "Gimme Shelter" through 3.12 "Desperate Measures"
1997 Party of Five Sam Brody 3.14 "Life's Too Short" through 3.19 "Point of No Return"
2000 Politically Incorrect Himself Video Clip
2001 The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Himself Video Clip
2003 CSI: Miami Danny Maxwell 1.22 "Tinder Box"
2004 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Himself Video Clip
2005 Justice League Unlimited Bat Lash (voice) 3.12 "The Once and Future Thing: Weird Western Tales: Part 1"
2012 Chuck Ron "Chuck vs. The Bullet Train"
2012 Doctor Who Isaac 7.3 "A Town Called Mercy"
2013 Arrow Ted Gaynor 1.11 "Trust But Verify"
2.16 "Suicide Squad"[3]


Year Title Other Notes
1999 Farscape TV Series episode "Green-Eyed Monster"
TV Series episode "John Quixote"
2007 Stargate SG-1 TV Series episode "Bad Guys" (story)



  1. ^ Ben Browder Biography (1962–)
  2. ^[dead link]
  3. ^ Goldman, Eric (February 21, 2014). "Arrow: First Photos of the Suicide Squad Revealed". IGN. Retrieved February 21, 2014. 

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